Perez got the start and pitched well, allowing only one run on three hits and two walks while striking out two before being replaced by Kirkman in fourth inning. Kirkman surrendered a solo home run to Andrew Susac fourth inning. He allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five.
Perez has permitted four earned runs over eight innings through three Cactus League starts. Kirkman has allowed three runs over eight innings through three appearances (no starts).
Vogelsong surrendered one run on four hits and one walk while striking out three over five innings of work. He has allowed seven earned runs over 12 1/3 innings of work through four appearances (two starts).
Beltre went 0 for 2 in his first two at-bats before leaving the game. He is hitting .238/.273/.286 with two RBI over his first 21 at-bats.
Choo felt some more pain on Wednesday and was in the lineup as a DH on Thursday. No word on when he'll be healthy enough to play the field.
"This happens every spring training," Choo said. "It's the same problem, the same pain. Normally, it takes about 10 days, I take medicine. I DH. I get treatment. It makes it better."
Barton has been sidelined since Saturday with a Grade 1 (mild) hamstring strain. He has four hits in his first four at-bats this spring.
Maholm shelled six runs -- five earned -- on six hits and two walks over 2 2/3 innings pitched. Todd Frazier and Chris Heisey both took Maholm deep for homers. Maholm has allowed six earned runs over 7 2/3 innings pitched this spring.